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Oliver is a first year MPhil/PhD student undertaking an NIHR funded studentship looking at self-harm and suicide in males compared to females. He is based in the Centre for Mental Health Research and supervised by Professor Rose McCabe and Dr Kirsten Barnicot.
His project will start with a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for self-harm in males compared to females. The protocol for this has been registered with PROSPERO and can be found on the following link: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?RecordID=225630
Oliver has masters' degrees in Health Psychology and Public Health and a bachelor's in Psychology.
He has previously worked in both mental and physical health, including within research in both of these; has sat on steering/advisory groups for a number of studies; and has sat on an NHS Research Ethics Committee for over 4 years.
- MPH Public Health (International Health), University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
- MSc Health Psychology, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
- BSc Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
- MPhil/PhD student, City, University London, Oct 2020 – present
- Follow-up Coordinator, University of Nottingham, Jun 2018 – Aug 2019
- Clinical Trials Researcher, University of Nottingham, Aug 2016 – Jul 2017
- Health Improvement Worker, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Mar 2015 – Jul 2016
- Bank Healthcare Assistant, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Jun 2014 – Jan 2015
- Research Assistant, University of Nottingham, Mar – Feb 2014
- Project Worker, DePaul UK, Jan – Aug 2013
- Social Inclusion Worker, Framework Housing Association, Mar 2011 – Apr 2012
- Teaching Assistant, Nottingham City Council, Jan 2011 – Jan 2012
Memberships of committees
- Expert member, East Midlands – Nottingham 1 (NHS HRA Research Ethics Committee), Dec 2016 – present
Title of thesis: Self-harm and suicide in males compared to females
Summary of research
In the UK, men are three times more likely to die by suicide than women despite women being two times more likely to self-harm or attempt suicide than men (the two biggest risk factors for future death by suicide). Therefore, this PhD will look at self-harm and suicide in males compared to females, with a view to attempting to address this discrepancy. This will start with a systematic review (and meta-analysis) on the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for self-harm in males compared to females.
- Professor Rose McCabe, Professor of Clinical Communication
- Dr Kirsten Barnicot, Lecturer